back to blogging

It might be just an illusion or temporarily but gotta start again. Seriously behind on showcasing my photos. Last few weeks have been crazy in terms of photo shoots and photos. Lets ponder on the photo below while I have something more to upload soon.

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The joy of cricket

Our Arizona community is involved with cricket for many decades now. We started a league back in 2006 which led to massive improvement of our playing and general involvement. One thing that connects people from all ages, background and community in Arizona is cricket. Never thought I would be playing cricket regularly after moving to U.S. Even in Bangladesh I did not get much chance of playing. The Bangladeshi community in Arizona has done a tremendous work to promote cricket. Now a days when I go to a dawat (party) all I hear is cricket. Either its local or international we have surrounded us with cricket. The passion that runs through our vein for cricket just exploded during this Asia cup tournament.

Right before that we had our Final game for Murad-Rana Memorial Tournamnet in March 10. It turned out to be another exciting final match. The heavily favorite Broncos lost to Cheetah in a most dramatic collapse I have seen in MR.

The wicket was unpredictable since moving to a new ground just for the final game. Many batsman have misjudged the length and was bowled out. The photo above tells the main story for the game. The victory was imminent after a sudden collapse and when the last wicket fell The crowd were up and running to the field.

The new Champion Phoenix Cheetah with their third win since the tournament started.

Past two days I have been sad about Bangladesh losing the Asia Cup Final. It prompted me to write this blog so I can vent online rather than in person and do something stupid ;). I was sad to see Shakib and Mushfiq cry which made me teary but I also felt the joy. The joy of what our team has achieved. I love cricket and love our team. It has given us many ups and down but at the end we all are proud of their effort. The trophy is not what we achieved rather its the hearts of millions cricket loving fans.

Bangladesh Supporters

Win or lose, it doesn’t matter. We get angry, mad, frustrated. When we win it becomes full with joy and happiness. Us Bangladeshi supporters go through a lot of mood swings. But the love for our team doesn’t fade a little bit. The support we show for our team is unconditional. Hopefully we will get to cheer more in the upcoming games and see some spectacular games.

The World Cup has begun. We are in it for a long haul. Our hopes are high and dreams are big. Go Bangladesh!!!






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I went to a 2 day trip in Sedona and Grand Canyon. It was filled with sun,snow and fun. About 6 gigabytes of photos and videos to share :O. So it is gonna take a while to post rest of the photos. Here is what to expect when you visit these two amazing place.

Sedona:

Grand Canyon:

More photos and videos from the trip will be uploaded this weekend.

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Lines and Landscapes

golden hour

chad

triangle squares

robot

steps

Today I walked around the campus and took some abstract photos of buildings for a class project. more photos on the next post

statement:

It was hard to choose a theme for this photo project considering we covered a lot of themes and ideas throughout the semester. I decided to do abstract initially but later I combined with Landscape to create images acceptable to both genre.

Thomas Demand was my inspiration for the photos I have posted. His images created a certain view with lines and shapes. The images he posted on his website were inspirational for me to go out and take photos with a different vision. One thing that separated my photos from his type was I took all the photos outdoor. Most of Demand’s photos are indoors. His point of view was straight looking at the subject. I was hoping to get the sky involved so most of my photos I was looking up to take the photos.

What took me outdoors were the buildings around the campus. I have always wanted to shot landscape photos around the campus. This time I had the chance to explore the buildings from a different perspective. The photos I have posted are not recognizable instantly. But all of the buildings are on campus and we see them all the time. My approach was to create this abstract feeling from these photos. The sky was perfect for the photos and I went to take photo on the golden hour. The color of brick wall from various buildings made all the photos stand out. The texture is also there on some photos that add to the abstract feeling.

There were many buildings around the campus that I have left behind due to the time. The golden hour was almost over and the shadow started to mess with the composition.

The first photo was taken at the mall where we have the clock ok the wall. After taking the first 2 photos I was getting in the rhythm of taking similar angle. My 85mm lens also helped to get closer view.

Photo #2 was taken outside the mosque. The structure is called minaret. It is where the prayer calling is given for the Muslims. In the U.S. we don’t hear the calling but in Muslim countries it is heard all over the mosques.

Photo #3 was taken from Coconino hall looking towards the Music building. I always pass through this building and look at the pyramid shape design. The pattern was intriguing enough for me to take the first shot and the first photo of my project.

Photo #4 was taken by ECE building. My friend is an electrical major so I go there sometimes to hang out. The shape of the stairway from outside looks futuristic.

The last photo is from an exterior of another building.

I took about 200 photos for this project. But it came down to only six photos due to the style and theme. More photos can be viewed on my blog at http://www.saidurrob.com soon.